How to Read Employee Reviews of Companies: 5 Tips

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

You get a call from a recruiter, and you are excited about a new job opportunity. You do a quick Google search only to read negative employee reviews. You are now no longer excited about the new job prospect and consider not even handing in your resume. But how much should you read into these employee review sites? Are the reviews written by a bitter employee, or does HR fake reviews to get top talent?

Employee review sites are a good thing and utilizing them is an important step in finding the right job for you. However, one must take the buyer beware mentality and learn these tips on how to navigate them. Continue reading

Keywords for Resume Search Engines

How to use the right keywords for your resume

How to use the right keywords for your resume

When you apply for a job online, there are hundreds of other applicants who are applying for that exact same job.  In fact, ere.net estimates that on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. As one can imagine it is difficult to sort out the good resumes from the bad. To help this sorting process, HR professionals use software called Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  ATS will search thousands of resumes to filter applicants with the right skill set.

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Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Welcome to the Top 100 Entry Level Employers list of 2015.  Although there are many top employment lists, few are available for entry level positions.  Even fewer lists take into consideration what employees say about the company, customers’ opinions on the company, and what investment analysts say about growth.  Taking this into consideration, this ranking has been formulated using 3 factors.  These factors are:

1. Employee Reviews

  • The ratings in this category are based on reviews given by current and former employees on glassdoor.com and indeed.com

2. Analyst Ratings

  • The analyst rankings are based on ratings from Marketwatch.com (buy, sell, or hold).  Many companies on the list are publicly traded.  If analysts like the stock, then odds are that the company is growing (investors love future growth).  If the company is growing, there is potential for career growth.

3. Customer Satisfaction

  • The ranking also takes into consideration customer satisfaction. If a customer is satisfied with the product then odds are you are learning valuable customer service skills.  In this compilation customer satisfaction is measured using Yelp.com. The Yelp score is compiled by taking the largest sample of four major U.S. cities.  The average was calculated and used for all reviews.


How the ranking was determined

  • The ranking weights are broken down as follows: The employee reviews based on scores from GlassDoor.com and Indeed.com were given a weight of 40% each.  MarketWatch and Yelp represent 10% respectively.

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